Skip to main content

Whispers from Westminster: HE and schools – right answer, wrong question

Jonathan Simons, head of education at thinktank Policy Exchange, writes weekly about policy and education

Magazine article image

Last week, I discussed the Green Paper proposals on faith schools. This week, I want to turn to the role of universities.

Getting universities involved in schools has been an ongoing cross-party goal. Back in the very early days of academies, for example, Lord Adonis pressed vice-chancellors hard to get them to become sponsors. Education ministers, though, tend to have a contradictory view of higher education: on the one hand, they laud it for its potential in supporting schools; on the other, they are almost always dismissive of their efforts to date.

And that’s where these latest set of ...

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.

Subscribe now